Cover feat. OLLY ALEXANDER from Years and Years
Art directed by NICOLA FORMICHETTI
What does it mean to be an outsider in this day and age? In a world that goes by at the same speed as Sia releases a new song, where we are constantly bombarded by new information, the search for the ‘original’ seems to be a trend. “Everything has been done”, someone once said. So, what is this ‘new’ that doesn’t follow the rules, and that we are all trying to get to know? Who is this outsider, who is constantly becoming less of an outsider and more and more accepted and desired?
Cover story art directed by Nicola Formichetti with actor and singer Olly Alexander, an openly gay singer who doesn’t use ambiguity in his lyrics to make him pass for straight, in order to entice a legion of screaming girls. FY! also analyse various points of view of what an outsider is through editorials, texts and interviews with among others Ahmed Abdelrahman, Demna Gvasalia, Oliviera Toscani, Henrik Silvius…
FY! include 12 editorials by Filip Custic & Kito Muñoz, Florian Joahn, Ivo Sekulovski, Josh Hight,
Laetitia Bica, Lowe H Seger, Matt Irwin, Mattias Björklund, Michaël Smits, Michiel Meewis, Pablo Sáez,
Ralph Mecke and Stas Kalashnikov.